Because the 1945-S "Micro S" Mercury dimes, with unusually small "S" mint marks, were discovered two years after their release into circulation, it makes finding beautiful Gems challenging. These sought-after coins are listed in most Mercury dime albums including Littleton's. And now with this special set, you can own the prized key "Micro S" variety and its companion… the Normal "S" – both lustrous Gems, struck at the San Francisco Mint, during the final year of the series!
With the ever-increasing need for coins during WWII, more new "S" mint dies were created. It was during this flurry of activity that an "S" mintmark punch created for 1907-1920 Philippine coinage was accidentally put into service creating the collector favorite Micro "S" dime. The punch was only used for dimes, and only in 1945 – never again.
Struck in 90% fine silver and bearing one of America's most beloved coin designs, this last-year-set with the normal and Micro "S" is needed by every Mercury dime collector. And now while supplies last, you can own this pair in a highly desirable condition – examined by our experts and certified by PCGS. Your set comes in a display case and you'll SAVE off single prices – this lustrous original set is a must for every collector!
- Year: 1945
- Product Type: Sets
- Mint: San Francisco
- Presentation: With Case